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Headword: *pentethri/s
Adler number: pi,979
Translated headword: five-year
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] five-yearly.
Greek Original:
*pentethri/s: pentaethri/s.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword (for which see e.g. Herodotus 6.87) and the gloss are simply different spellings of the same word, which relates especially to religious festivals: see e.g. Herodotus loc.cit., and generally LSJ s.v.
Greek inclusive reckoning -- saying five where we say four -- is illustrated here.
See also pi 970, pi 982.
Keywords: chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 May 2004@02:05:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 26 May 2004@03:21:33.
David Whitehead on 4 September 2011@09:22:07.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; tweaking) on 19 September 2013@07:24:01.


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